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The Officer-Involved Shootings topic page provides news about cops in deadly confrontations, as well as tactical tips and columnists’ perspective on how to handle such situations. Most police officers will go through an entire career without discharging their weapon in the commission of their job. But on a daily basis, every single officer thinks about being in a gunfight.
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July 29, 2015
RISE Honorees: Hunting for Heroes and the plight of the disabled police officer Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

RISE Honorees: Hunting for Heroes and the plight of the disabled police officer

Led and run by a team of active duty LEOs, Hunting for Heroes takes five to ten officers, alongside their families, to a retreat for healing - Full Story
May 25, 2015
How police can manage news media during an OIS Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How police can manage news media during an OIS

Understanding and working together with the media yields far better results than actively resisting them - Full Story
May 01, 2015
RISE Award nominee: Under pressure, decorated cop is calm, collected hero Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

RISE Award nominee: Under pressure, decorated cop is calm, collected hero

Agent Richard Clements has demonstrated his ability to stay cool under immense pressure in several scenarios - Full Story
March 04, 2015
Lt. Dan Marcou - Blue Knights

"I knew I wasn't going to die:" Sgt. Stacy Lim’s story of survival

The “Crazies” tried to kill her, but that .357 magnum bullet just made Stacy Lim stronger - Full Story
February 23, 2015
4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis' Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

4 keys to surviving a shooting and preventing 'Fergusonitis'

If you fear a lawsuit more than death, you have a poor understanding of lawsuits — and death - Full Story
January 30, 2015
5 keys to ensure your police training is effective Paul C. Wood - Dominating Your Operational Environment

5 keys to ensure your police training is effective

How can we ensure the precious amounts of time, money, and effort spent on training will provide the desired outcome? - Full Story
January 12, 2015
When cops kill: The psychology of deadly-force encounters Dr. Laurence Miller - Practical Police Psychology

When cops kill: The psychology of deadly-force encounters

The law does not require police officers to utilize the absolute minimum force necessary in a threat situation — only that the level of force used be reasonable to control a deadly threat - Full Story
December 29, 2014
3 times training and body armor saved police in 2014 Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

3 times training and body armor saved police in 2014

As we head into 2015, remember that training and wearing your body armor are two of the greatest gifts you can give yourself and your loved ones - Full Story
December 18, 2014
Why cops don't 'shoot to injure' P1 Community - The Question

Why cops don't 'shoot to injure'

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “Why aren't U.S. cops trained to "shoot to... - Full Story
December 10, 2014
How police can educate the public about dangers of 'toy' guns Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - Be Advised...

How police can educate the public about dangers of 'toy' guns

It’s Parenting 101, but many individuals are not educating their kids about the peril they put themselves in when wandering about town with replica firearms - Full Story



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